. then there was the counter attack from the right, the tape of barack obama from 14 years ago, saying he believes in redistribution. last week here, ted koppel looked into the world of media monitoring, the business of calling people out, tonight he looks at the media, the volume and vitriol, in particular of the partisan news media some of whom have gone from watch dogs to combatants as we said in the course of one american generation. >> the communist party leaders -- >> once there were only three networks and the evening news anchors told you what was important it was as "the new york times" medial columnist, david carr, a shared national experience. >> i am catholic so i viewed them through a clerical lens and saw them as other than not having collars on as high priests of the truth. >> and that's the way it is. >> no, that's the way it was. this is the how it is. >> don't, don't, look stop the bs here! stop the crap! >> bill o'reilly whose contempt for those he calls pin heads put fox news on the map is not normally quite this rough on his guests. does that offend you? >> does it offend me?